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It doesn't matter what you do or where you do it, there will always be somebody whose view differs from yours. Now that everybody and his/her/its dog can freely state their views for all to see, there will always be a negative being expressed somewhere. Whether you're comfortable with accolades or not, there will still be plenty of them, of that you can be sure. If you don't give a flying fig then you will most certainly continue to attract and be able to see many, many more accolades. Just keep on doing the wonderful modelling you are doing, so that all we lesser mortals have something to aspire to. And drool over.

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22 minutes ago, HeatonLodge40 said:

Whilst I have had huge support on this forum which is much appreciated (I don’t post in much detail anywhere else)..& I’m not the sort of chap that gives a flying fig over what others say, neither am I the most sociable of people..

Great attitude. Worth remembering old adage “Those that can, do: those that can’t, criticise”

Those comments from “elsewhere” are from jealous people. Not jealous of money, but because of your skills, passion and determination, and the fact they don’t have them. They just use the money excuse to hide their inadequacies. 

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This forum excepted obviously Simon, but most are like swimming pools, all the noise comes from the shallow end. 

 

Keep up the good work,

 

Peter

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1 minute ago, kirtleypete said:

This forum excepted obviously Simon, but most are like swimming pools, all the noise comes from the shallow end. 

 

Keep up the good work,

 

Peter

And most of those voices are from the shallow end of the gene pool as well Simon.  I know that at times it's difficult to ignore those chattering twerps but there are many on this forum wh are in awe of your project and the vision behind it. I may never get the chance to see the layout, unless it comes to France but you will have my moral support and admiration wherever you are.

 

Jamie

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I wouldn't worry about isolated comments from someone who clearly has little ability to not recognise the awesome work you've put into this. Please keep sharing as your layout is continuing to inspire me to keep my 8ft effort going!!

 

cheers

Will

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Watch this video of a Peak leaving Dewsbury, about 49 seconds in I think you're in the video giving your response to what those on other sites are saying.

 

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Hopefully I can bring a little more light heartedness to the discussion again. 

 

This is the first time I've been asked to build anything set in the 1980's. I bought my first car in 1982, a bright red Escort.....I couldn't help myself, I ordered one from Oxford Diecast and it's just arrived. 

 

It needs weathering, of course, and don't worry Simon, I won't glue it down.

 

Peter

 

 

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2 minutes ago, HeatonLodge40 said:

Nice one Peter .. I learnt to drive in a Capri hence this one here.

As it’s a frosty day at Heaton Lodge the windscreen has to look the part.

 

Discovered by dabbing a touch of superglue inside, the fumes do the rest! I’ll be using that technique elsewhere pretty soon (but not in the cottage)!

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A nice touch. It would also show up fingerprints Simon. It's been a standard forensic technique for several years.  Looking good.  I thi k by the 80's it would gave had a Police Aware sticker on it. Red lettering on a white background.

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Keep up the good work Simon, the Capri looks excellent 

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Simon,

 

I admire  your vision, your skills, your efforts and your determination to turn your vision into reality.  

 

Please don’t dwell on the comments of those who haven’t heard that it’s better to be silent and be thought a fool than to open their mouths and remove any doubt.

 

Please keep doing it, please keep posting, and the very best of luck with the venture.

 

Watching your project develop with great pleasure,

Simon

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7 hours ago, jamie92208 said:

And most of those voices are from the shallow end of the gene pool as well Simon.  I know that at times it's difficult to ignore those chattering twerps but there are many on this forum who are in awe of your project and the vision behind it.

 

One of the things I most dislike about 'social meeja' is that worthless [email protected] can get away with expressing loud, mindless, opinions about anything and everything, especially when they are actually envious of what someone else has achieved, or the skills that they see but are personally lacking.

 

One of the aspects I most like about RMWeb is that, the sort of behaviour we are talking about is rare, and when it arises it is sat on heavily by the mods, which I applaud.

 

The modelling displayed on Heaton Lodge Junction is of the highest order and worthy of the praise that has been heaped upon it. I for one will be queuing up to see it just as soon as it is on show.

 

Keep it up, and ignore the morons!:superman:

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It's funny how people react to someone else's personal wealth (or lack there of) 

 

Personally, I wouldn't care if you or anyone else had Bill Gates money, the exceptional level of modelling shown here is incredibly impressive and most of all for me, inspirational. You cannot buy the skills and talent you've shown here in your work Simon. 

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Keep going Simon.

We are all passionate about modelling whether with a big budget or a very small one. 

We all appreciate skilful modelling, whether big and small.

FACT -  your modelling is top draw

As I have sure you have experienced in life, the few very noisy ones are usually insecure and have the least to be shouting about.

All the best

Steve

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The internet would be a much politer place if you had to use your actual name I reckon.

 

Seeing tiny trains running around an N gauge model railway in a Sydney suburban shopping centre back when I was about 10 made me dig my dads old Triang trainset and assorted bits and pieces  out and get started railway modelling. I'm sure there'll be many  a  future  modeller who'll be saying  they got started after seeing Heaton Lodge.

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Wholly agree, indeed, if any access to the internet required a personally-indentifying SIM card to be connected to the computer, it might go a long way to eliminating scams too.

 

sadly, only a pipe-dream... (and one with some potential negatives in totalitarian regimes)

 

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Simon

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1 hour ago, Simond said:

sadly, only a pipe-dream... (and one with some potential negatives in totalitarian regimes)

Sad but true. Anonymity works both ways. Yes, it protects scumbags from being outed; but it also goes a little way to protect the rest of us from the outlaws who abuse the www. 

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2 hours ago, Simond said:

if any access to the internet required a personally-indentifying SIM card to be connected to the computer, it might go a long way to eliminating scams too.

It would probably generate a new one as well. Within a fortnight somebody would be selling cloned fake ID cards.

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5 hours ago, Simond said:

Wholly agree, indeed, if any access to the internet required a personally-indentifying SIM card to be connected to the computer, it might go a long way to eliminating scams too.

 

sadly, only a pipe-dream... (and one with some potential negatives in totalitarian regimes)

 

atb

Simon

So the answer to Trolls is not to ignore them and carry on but introduce draconian measures to track every individual in the country on a centralised government run security model. 

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this is a distraction, which I never meant it to be, so let's please drop it, but for the avoidance of doubt

 

"and one with some potential negatives in totalitarian regimes"

 

atb

Simon

 

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Those kind of people really p××s me off. It doesn't matter how much money someone has or hasn't got, besides possibly being able to house such a project. 

Anyone following this amazing project will know that you aren't buying in the most crucial element of this layout. SKILL and an artist's eye.

These you have in abundance, I'm totally in awe of this project and sincerely hope I will be able to see it in the flesh.

Keep up the great work and ignore those pathetic little haters who aren't worth a second thought.

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Simon, it is clear you are throwing money at problems that money can solve.  It's also clear YOU are throwing time at them too.  There is little difference in my view, between what you are doing with Heaton Lodge Junction and what I've done with Long Marton, and what the brown material spreaders haven't done.  Well, perhaps you have skill, and I'm just a lacky who is still on his training layout #4 or so :) ...     Yes, you may be spending a car (or two...or three...) of money on this, but that's because you have chosen to do so.  Your legacy will be something different than a heaping pile of pound coins for your children to hurl themselves into, a la Duck Tales :

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There are very few people who would have the right to complain that you are checkbook modeling when they are not- your late friend Allan would be one of the ones that comes to mind.  (here, let me make this mill building from some poster paint & a couple of cornflake boxes, and make you want to set fire to your layout...), and I don't see individuals like that as being likely to complain.  Circumstances can allow us to make choices, and we are daft if we do not pursue our interests to our abilities.  As per my posts in Tony Wright's threads about checkbook modeling, the only part I find offensive is when someone claims they did something because they pry'd open the checkbook and paid someone else to do it, rather than doing it themselves.  The whole way through, you have said that White Rose is making the baseboards, and that they did a bunch of the tracklaying too, which is Peco track, and you have Heljan locos pulling Dapol wagons which you weathered.  So you're not claiming anything else, and that to me spells it all right there...

 

I'm sorry I'm so far away that getting to see Heaton Lodge Junction is unlikely at least until it is back "home", but that's where my checkbook runs out.  I've got my kids to look after, purchases for Long Marton are much reduced from pre kids...

 

James

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